Grischa’s May ’23 Retreat Week (Allgäu, Germany)

Monday, 8. May - Sunday, 14. May

@ Seminarzentrum Riederalp


Grischa's Ashtanga Retreats

Experience the magic of daily practice with Grischa, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Berlin in 2004. His retreats are known to be very intense and transformative. It may not seem easy to get up at 6 and digest 10 hours of Yogic teaching and practice every day for a whole week. But hey, we're Ashtangies, aren't we? This training is in English unless all participants speak German.

Ashtanga Intensive on all levels

The foundation of this Ashtanga retreat is the practice of rarely taught internal principle aspects of the Ashtanga practice in Mysore Style, pranayama, meditation, sanskrit and yogic wisdom. We will explore the finer aspects of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system which make a dramatic difference. Learn the deeper meaning of breath and bandhas to understand the inner alignment principles which awaken your inner teacher and totally transform your teaching skills. Most importantly you will understand how all the components of practice are interconnected and how only a complete approach can truly make a difference.

Bhagavad Gita Special

It's not an easy text and there are many disturbing misconceptions about the deep Yogic teachings of it. In this retreat we will take the time for diving deeply into the meaning of Yoga as it is laid out in the famous Bhagavad Gita. Day by day we'll unfold the riddles in this fascinating dialog, the framework in which it is embedded and the meaning of Krishna. We will understand how this approach compares to other texts such as Yoga Sutra. Yet most importantly we will see why Yoga practices must remain empty and aimless without the color of wisdom.

Grischa's intro talk to the Bhagavad Gita

To get an idea about Grischa's approach to explaining the theoretical background of Yoga check out his 2hr Bhagavad Gita high level overview for 15€ here.

Detailed Information


This retreat is in English

For practitioners

This retreat is open for all practitioners with prior Mysore Style experience. The deep understanding of breath, bandha and good alignment taught in this training will transform every single asana and your whole practice. You will understand the root causes of all major difficulties and injuries in Yoga practice and how to overcome them with ease.

For teachers

Inspiration makes all the difference! The only true Ashtanga teacher training, the only real authorization to teach is understanding Yoga within yourself. Experience the meaning of asana,  pranayama, the scriptures and meditation, rather than hearing theories about it. Helping everyone from the beginner to the most advanced practitioner safely and precisely comes naturally only from personal experience based on a a systematic set of principles. Integrating and improving the patterns in your own practice and teaching will make you a unique and outstanding teacher. Or have you ever liked receiving copy-paste adjustments from anyone?

Get authorized by knowledge and wisdom!

6:30 pranayma
7:30 mysore style
9:30 breakfast
10:00 ashtanga alignment
12:00 bhagavad gita
13:30 lunch
16:00 bhagavad gita
17:00 ashtanga workshop
18:30 dinner
20:00 sanskrit and meditation

Arrival day start: 10:30

Departure day end: after breakfast (ca. 10:00).


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If space permits we offer a “holiday” package for the morning and evening sessions only (ashtanga mysore practice, pranayama, meditation). 

We provide sponsorships for ashtanga enthusiasts who cannot afford the regular rates. Please call: +49.30.48496665

Price(s): 450, 600 €

Accomodation & full board

The prices below include three vegan/vegetarian meals per day, paid directly to the seminar house.

3+ bed + 502,20 €
2 bed + 535,20 €
single + 643,20 €
All prices include vat and local tourist tax

Seminarzentrum Riederalp

This seminar takes place at the seminar house “Riederalp” in the beautiful Allgäu area near Bodensee (Immenstadt). You can reach Immenstadt by train: Berlin: 6:11 hrs Munich: 1:38 hrs Zürich: 2:30 hrs Frankfurt: 3;55 hrs  


Clear mountain air to breathe deeply. The seminar and retreat center Riederalp in Oberallgäu is located in a beautiful secluded location on the Mittagberg at an altitude of 800 m directly above Immenstadt. The view of the impressive mountain scenery and the wonderful mountain air make your stay an experience away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Many hiking trails around the house and in the region provide relaxation in your free time.


Three freshly prepared vegetarian meals per day.
All ingredients are bought regionally and seasonally whenever possible. The “all-inclusive full board” includes a drinks buffet and fruit.

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